Vinai Gondi, MD, Receives Award at ASTRO Annual Meeting October 1, 2023 | 5 min. read Dr. Gondi wins the 2023 Steven A. Leibel Award as principal investigator for, “Primary Endpoint Results of NRG CC003: Phase IIR/III Trial of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI) with or without Hippocampal Avoidance (HA) for Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC).”
Lynn M. Yee, MD, Receives AMWA 2023 INSPIRE Award September 28, 2023 | 5 min. read Dr. Yee is one of more than 65 women physicians who have been recognized by American Medical Women's Association for inspiring others as they lead the way forward in medicine and health care.
Robert S. Feder, MD, Receives Mecklenburg Award August 1, 2023 | 1 min. read Dr. Feder, an ophthalmologist and director of the Cornea Service, has been awarded the 2023 Gary A. Mecklenburg Distinguished Physician Award, presented annually to an NM physician by their peers.
NM Physicians Inducted into ASCI and AAP Honor Societies April 24, 2023 | 9 min. read American Society for Clinical Investigation inductees are Josh Levitsky, MD; Huiping Liu, MD, PhD; and Daniela Ladner, MD. Association of American Physicians inductees are Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, and Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD.
NM Scientists Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences April 19, 2023 | 5 min. read Susan Quaggin, MD, a nephrologist and Feinberg School of Medicine faculty, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with fellow Feinberg faculty Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Shana Kelley, PhD, and Guillermo Ameer, ScD.
Sandra Weintraub, PhD, Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law March 28, 2023 | 3 min. read Dr. Weintraub, a psychologist at NMH, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and associate director of the Northwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, was recently appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law. Alpha Omega Alpha Honors New Members March 20, 2023 | 5 min. read Pediatric Ophthalmologist Brenda Bohnsack, MD, PhD and Transplant Surgeon Daniel Borja-Cacho, MD, are among the 2023 inductees the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for significant contributions to medicine.
Dr. Krainc Elected to the National Academy of Medicine October 17, 2022 | 2 min. read Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, a neurologist and movement disorders specialist, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Krainc, chair and Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor of Neurology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, studies the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and works to develop targeted therapies.
Dr. Fisher Named a Notable Black Leader in Chicago October 6, 2022 | 1 min. read Sheehan D. Fisher, PhD, an NM clinical psychologist, is among Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives, which will be published in the magazine’s October 10 edition. Dr. Fisher’s research and clinical interests focus on fathers’ mental health during the perinatal period and their impact on the family dynamic and child outcomes. Dr. Keswani to Receive Pancreas Foundation Award October 6, 2022 | 1 min. read Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, will receive the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation at its Chicago Gala on October 15. Dr. Keswani is a nationally recognized expert in interventional endoscopy and a leader in using augmented intelligence to advance gastrointestinal care.
Dr. Paller Receives 2022 Tripartite Award September 13, 2022 | 3 min. read Amy Paller, MD, the chair of and Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology, has been named the winner of the 2022 Tripartite Legacy Faculty Prize in Translational Science and Education. Dr. McDermott Honored with AHA Distinguished Achievement Award September 1, 2022 | 3 min. read Mary M. McDermott, MD, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been honored with the AHA’s 2022 Peripheral Vascular Disease Distinguished Achievement Award.
Remembering John Csernansky, MD June 6, 2022 | 3 min. read Dr. Csernansky former chair and Lizzie Gilman Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, whose career at NM spanned nearly 15 years, passed away recently at age 68.
May 2022 Lurie Cancer Center Announces DEI and COE Leadership May 12, 2022 | 2 min. read The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has named June McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, MBA, and Jonathan Moreira, MD, assistant directors of diversity, equity and inclusion; Marquita Lewis-Thames, PhD, and Adam B. Murphy, MD, MBA, MSCI, have each been named assistant directors of community outreach and inclusion.
Honor Society Welcomes New Members March 17, 2022 | 4 min. read The Alpha Omega Alpha honor society inducted 43 students, house staff and faculty members for outstanding scholastic achievement or medical contributions. Inductees include NM physicians Crystal T. Clark, MD; Khalilah L. Gates, MD; Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH, and June M. McKoy, MD, JD, MBA, MPH.
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Recognized for Service December 17, 2021 | 2 min. read Dr. Simon, founding director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation at NM, receives The Henry P. Russe, MD Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare Award.
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, to Edit Research Journal December 14, 2021 | 3 min. to read Dr. McNally, who heads Cardiovascular Genetics at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, has been elected as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. She is the first woman to hold the title in JCI’s nearly 100-year history. Nephrologist Susan Quaggin, MD, Elected to National Academy of Inventors December 7, 2021 | 2 min. to read Dr. Quaggin, director of the Feinberg School of Medicine Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute, has worked to close the gap between scientific discovery and patient care for kidney and cardiovascular diseases.
George T. Chiampas, DO, Honored for Public Service November 30, 2021 | 1 min. to read Dr. Chiampas, medical director of Community and Sports Event Preparedness Management at NM, receives the Richard J. Daley Police Medal of Honor in recognition of his significant contributions to Chicago. NM Physicians Achieve Mako Robot Milestones November 18, 2021 | 1 min. to read Orthopaedic surgeons William R. Sterba, MD, Brian Patrick Flanagan, MD, and John L. Daniels, MD, reach impressive milestones in their use of Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assist Surgery at Delnor Hospital and Huntley Hospital .
NM Physicians Recognized for Leadership in American Heart Association November 3, 2021 | 1 min. to read Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, will receive the American Heart Association 2021 Chairman’s Award. He is among four NM physicians who have served as AHA president. LFH Team Receives Patient Safety Award November 2, 2021 | 1 min. to read The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety has honored staff from Lake Forest Hospital with its Patient Safety Champion team award for their successful effort to reduce hospital-associated pressure injuries.
TriCities Family Services honors Delnor Hospital October 26, 2021 | 1 min. to read TriCity Family Services, community mental health center serving Kane County, presented its 37th Annual William D. Barth Award to Delnor Hospital for service to the community during the pandemic. Sunandana Chandra, MD, to Receive Humanitarian Award October 19, 2021 | 1 min. to read The Melanoma Research Foundation's Humanitarian Award will be given to Dr. Chandra, an NM hematologist and medical oncologist, at the foundation’s Chicago Gala in November in recognition of her work on melanoma therapies.
NM Physicians Elected to National Academy of Medicine October 18, 2021 | 7 min. to read Cardiologist Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, an expert in genetic medicine, and Obstetrician-Gynecologist Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, whose work addresses health equity, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Deborah S. Clements, MD, Honored for Lifetime Work October 15, 2021 | 2 min. to read Dr. Clements, a family medicine physician and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine, has been awarded the Illinois Academy of Family Physician’s Distinguished Service Award.
Urogynecologic Society Honors Kimberly S. Kenton, MD October 15, 2021 | 1 min. to read Dr. Kenton has been honored with the Raymond A. Lee Award from the American Urogynecologic Society for advancing the surgical field of urogynecology. Dr. Kenton is chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and director of NM’s Women's Integrated Pelvic Health Program.
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc Receives Mecklenburg Award October 8, 2021 | 1 min. to read The Gary A. Mecklenburg Distinguished Physician Award was bestowed to Dr. Yancy at the last Northwestern Memorial Hospital Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in recognition of his work and accomplishments in the medical profession.
September 2021 Amy Heimberger, MD, Named to Cancer Advisory Board September 15, 2021 | 5 min. to read Dr. Heimberger, an NM neurosurgeon and cancer researcher, is one of seven clinicians and researchers appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Biden.
Dr. Patel has been named the new psychiatrist-in-chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry, effective January 2022.
Hasan Alam, MD: Trauma Trailblazer July 28, 2021 | 6 min. to read Noted trauma surgeon Hasan Alam, MD, takes the reins of the Department of Surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine and as the Loyal and Edith Davis Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Sturgeon Named Next AAES President June 22, 2021 | 1 min. to read The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) has selected Cord Sturgeon, MD, director of Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as its next president.
Dr. Zee Recognized for Lifetime Achievement May 19, 2021 | 2 min. to read Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Sleep Foundation for her contributions to the field of sleep medicine and the foundation's mission.
Two NM Physicians Honored as Leaders in Minority Health March 17, 2021 | 3 min. to read Orthopaedic Surgeon Linda I. Suleiman, MD, and Cardiologist Quentin R. Youmans, MD, are among the recipients of the “40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” award from the National Minority Quality Forum.
Celebrating Humanitarians at Northwestern Medicine January 18, 2021 | 4 min to read The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award honors Salacnib “Sonny” Molina, RN, of McHenry Hospital, and Donna Linder, a concierge at Lake Forest Hospital.
Neuro-oncologist Dr. Cheng Named AAAS Fellow December 3, 2020 | 2 min. to read Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his outstanding contributions to research.
Dr. Goldsmith Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs November 18, 2020 | 3 min. to read NM Obstetrician and Gynecologist Susan Goldsmith, MD, has been named associate dean of Student Affairs, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, effective January 1, 2021.
Dr. Thomas Named President of Illinois Medical Society November 16, 2020 | 2 min. to read NM Facial Plastic Surgeon J. Regan Thomas, MD, has been named president-elect of the Illinois State Medical Society, the largest professional organization in the state representing more than 10,000 Illinois-based physicians.